Tom Brady remains on track to return to Bucs next week


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Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady continues to be absent from the team. He is still due to return next week, after the second preseason game against the Titans.

Reporters asked coach Todd Bowles on Monday if last week’s schedule still applied.

“Yeah,” Bowles said.

The situation continues to raise many questions, largely thanks to the way things have unfolded. The team said the mid-camp break was planned in advance. Brady left for “personal reasons”. The situation has nothing to do with the health of Brady or his family members.

The development is unprecedented. At this point in his career, everything about Brady is unprecedented. He’s 45 and shows no signs of Father Time gaining traction. And if anyone can still perform at a high level despite taking a break in August, it’s him.

Curiosity is warranted in a situation like this. First, it’s Tom Freakin’ Brady. Of them. this stuff doesn’t normally happen. If the team agrees, so be it. The idea that the rest of us should just shrug our shoulders at such an unusual development is unrealistic.

It’s strange. It’s good to think it and to say it. And it’ll be OK to ask Brady about it the next time he’s available for questioning. Presumably, that will happen in the days leading up to the Week 1 game in Tampa.

The situation definitely sets the bar high for Brady in the upcoming season. For the same reason people will wonder if Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray has studied enough if he doesn’t perform well in the 2022 season, it will be fair to wonder if there is a connection between the possible struggles. of Brady and his first. -its-kind respite from the annual pre-season grind.


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